Explosion in Damascus, Syria

An explosive device ripped through a car in the capital Damascus on Tuesday evening, wounding one, state TV reported.

The explosive device was affixed under a pick-up truck and went off in the Umayyad Square in Damascus, said the report. It added that the driver was wounded and taken to a nearby hospital.

Earlier in the day, one civilian was killed and another one wounded when an explosive device ripped through a car in near the Tishreen Stadium in Damascus.

The target is still unknown but such small scale explosions have taken place more often recently.

On Feb. 20, an explosive device ripped through a pickup truck in the heart of the capital Damascus.

On Feb. 18, five civilians were wounded by a blast caused by an explosive device affixed under a car in the Bab Musalla area.

On Feb. 10, one person was wounded by a similar explosion in the western Damascus’ Mazzeh area.

Damascus has remained calm since the army dislodged the last rebel group from the Eastern Ghouta countryside in May 2018. Still, sporadic explosions happen with seemingly random targets.

Most of the targeted cars belong to either security forces or the Syrian army. (Xinhua/NAN)